It feels as if the end is near.
Clouds choking, *cough*
Friends are failing, drinking beer
Cars are stacking—bankers run
Heavy eyes, hiding tears
Children cry, pundits jeer
Institutions: cracked and broke
Pinch the joint — one last toke
Civility breeds. complacency
Disconnected souls: 🡻 Latency
Innovate; till the ship goes down
China’s cheering, as we drown
Video games and phones distract
Don’t blame Lee for smoking crack;
used to get socked for talking smack.
Children lack … resilience.
Work until flesh falls from bone;
then, send in, Hell-fire drones.
Desensitized — drooling dope;
“Help this man tie his rope.”
It’s not despair, for those who care—
it’s inspiration, to fuel our nation.
Lingering hints of manipulation;
divisiveness bars contemplation